September 17, 2021
Reno, NV – Nevada Attorney General
Aaron D. Ford announced that Alec Steven Kolodge, 26, of Reno, was sentenced to
two to 10 years in prison for committing multiple transactions involving fraud
or deceit. Second Judicial District Court Judge Tammy Riggs handed down the
sentence, which also included $145,728 in restitution payments to the victims,
on Thursday. The crimes were committed between February 2017 and November 2018
and carried a maximum sentence of 20 years.
“My office will aggressively
pursue and prosecute individuals like Kolodge,” said AG Ford. “His
conviction should warn criminals that we will not tolerate fraud or deceit in
Nevada, and it should reassure Nevadans that we will protect you from
Kolodge posed as a pharmaceutical company
manager or officer as part of his elaborate scheme to swindle nearly $500,000
from family, friends, employees and others. He defrauded many with cons, which
included offering non-existent employment at sham businesses, passing bad
checks and using a false name.
The investigation of this case was jointly conducted by the
FBI and investigators in the Nevada Attorney General’s Office. The Attorney
General’s Criminal Prosecution Division prosecuted this case.
The criminal Information against Kolodge is attached.